80 people will soon be without a job in Glen Ellyn.
The company attributes the lay offs to the loss of a recent contract, according to Crain's.
Currently, First Student Inc., drives students from Glenbard High School District 87 and elementary districts 16, 41, 89 and Queen Bee Elementary District 16, Carol Stream Elementary School District 93 and Wheaton School District 200.
After looking to cut budget costs, the Glen Ellyn districts joined forces to send out a single bid to find the least expensive busing service.
The school boards approved the lowest-bidder, Illinois Central School Bus, in April for a $11.3 million, three-year contract that will save District 87 $725,000 a year, and a total of $500,000 a year for the feeder districts.
Even though Glen Ellyn schools are changing bus providers, a District 200 spokesperson says they plan to continue service with First Student.
It's unclear how many employees currently work at the Glen Ellyn office, located at the end of Poss Street. Employees did not comment about the June 30 lay offs and deferred comment to corporate headquarters in Ohio.